Roof of the Grande Arche of La Défense

  • Historic site and monument

A glass and marble cube pierced through its heart, the Ark integrates the architecture of the La Défense district with majesty and audacity.

A true architectural jewel, the Grande Arche de la Défense is presented in the form of an immense cube whose centre seems to have been dug. With this bold architecture, the building is more like a monumental sculpture.

Access to the summit of L'Arche, with the help of the 4 panoramic elevators, immediately offers visitors a unique ascension experience! On the 35th floor, 110 metres high, the belvedere offers a breathtaking view. The new promenade bridge, in the continuity of the Royal Way that links the Louvre to La Défense via the Champs Elysées, also offers a 360° panoramic view of Greater Paris.

"La City restaurant - Le Café

With access to the roof, the LA CITY restaurant is open from Monday to Friday from 12:00 to 14:30, with a capacity of 50 covers. In the evening, the restaurant can be privatised for events.

A dedicated lift provides privileged access to the restaurant. The ride in the panoramic lifts is included in the price of the menu.

In addition, the Café allows you to take a break for a walk on the roof.

A programme of temporary exhibitions

The famous monument of the Danish architect Johan Otto Von Spreckelsen now houses the Arch of Photojournalism. Under the leadership of Jean-François Leroy, founder of the "Visa pour l'Image" Festival, a 1,200 m2 space hosts temporary exhibitions, retrospectives and meetings with the public.

Opening and closing times

All year round, daily between 10 am and 7 pm. Online booking is compulsory (until 22 June).

A mask must be worn throughout the visit (except for children under 11 years of age).

Last climb at 18:30.

The "Josephine" restaurant is open every day from 12pm to 2.30pm in a bistro restaurant and until 6.30pm in a snack and cocktail restaurant.

Corner Lina's open daily from 10am to 6.30pm.


Group adults: 12 €.

Free entry for children < 3 years.

Gratuit pour les moins de 3 ans.

Adult: 15 € (Visit of the walk: 15€ and 19€ walk + photojournalism arch)
Child: 7 € (From 3 to 18 years old.)
Group adults: 12 €.

Free entry for children < 3 years.

Gratuit pour les moins de 3 ans.


Types of customers

  • Groups
  • Home school groups


  • Animals accepted


Types of visits available

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Guided individual tours on request
  • Unguided group tours available permanently
  • Guided group tours on request

Services and facilities


  • Lift
  • Parking


  • Restaurant


  • Children's entertainment
  • Temporary exhibition


Spoken languages

  • French

Documentation languages

  • French

Visit languages

  • French

Languages of educational signs

  • French


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